Tanzanian PM leads national delegation to Africa-China summit in Beijing

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa will head the country’s delegation to the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to be held from 1-4 September in the Chinese capital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation said here on Friday.

Leaders of China and Africa will gather together in Beijing to renew friendship and discuss cooperation and future under the theme ‘China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-win Cooperation’.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting the Forum at which he is expected to comprehensively expounding on China’s new ideas and proposals for enhancing relations with Africa, and announce China’s new actions and measures for its practical cooperation with Africa.

Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman, Wang Yi has told journalists in Beijing that since its establishment 18 years ago, the FOCAC has upheld the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, and become a forum featuring equality, practicality and efficiency.

Tanzania’s delegation will include the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr. Augustine Mahiga; Zanzibar’s Minister of Finance and Planning, Mr. Khalid Salum Mohamed; and the Isles’ Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Rashid Ali Juma.

Established in 2000, the Forum brings together African and Chinese leaders to discuss issues of cooperation and development as well as implementation of their various agreements.

The first meeting of this Forum at the level of Heads of State was held in Beijing in 2006 and the second meeting took place in South Africa in 2015.

Tanzania and China have organized a Business Forum on the margins of this year’s meeting and it will be officially opened by Premier Majaliwa on 2 September. According to the foreign affairs ministry, participants of the symposium will discuss issues of investment and trade between Tanzania and China. About 80 companies from the two countries will take part in the event.
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31 août 2018 08:28:38

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